Indian Creek Highline - 950 Feet long
November 2016 - Doug Main, Kyle Kerns and Dakota Collins rigged this beautiful highline in Indian Creek just outside of Monticello Utah. The "Mars" looking rock wall added some amazing walking visuals along with an amazing sense of exposure. The line was rigged on Slacklife BC lion webbing with Slack.FR's Moonwalk webbing as our backup. The Combination was perfect and created a stable and soft experience.
Day 1 we tagged the line and fed the webbing across just in time before a thunderstorm came in. The line was crossing across a sandstone alcove with the North and South Six Shooters as the audience.
Feeding over 950 feet of double up webbing is no easy task with a team of 2. (1 person on each side. ) Special thanks to Simon and Meg for coming to the rescue helping with this task!
Doug rigged the static side and pulled the webbing over by himself. We are able to have one person rig the static side on longer lines in combination with a Protraxion, Handheld Ascender and tagline thats thick enough to fit into the Protraxion. This allows for a capture progress system that can be manned by one person.
On the Tensioning side we fed out the webbing through a redirect systyem using 3 "Slacktivity Hangovers." This helped keep the webbing off the cliff while we fed it out of the haul bag.
The line was rigged and we begun the session! It's amazing to feel the space these kind of lines can allow for you to experience. The amazing sandstone backdrop made us feel far away from our colorado granite.
Our anchors consisted of 10mm static rope with whoopie sling bolt tie offs to the master point. We then extended out the placement of our weblocks over the cliffside to minimize abrasion with a 6 foot purple spanset. I prefer this method in moab because it reduces the concern for cliffside webbing damage.
Our walking session ended early due to nasty wind, but our trip continued to the valley floor splitter cracks! Indian Creek has so much potential for long and aesthetic highlines. I can't wait to get back out there and rig more!
Special thanks to :
Balancing Earth Slacklines
Kyle Kerns Photography Credit